I always like to push my couples to think outside of the box with me. I had the pleasure of working with a couple who rented a vintage 1957 Thunderbird from Starmist Rentals in Wildwood, NJ, for their engagement session. This experience was so awesome, that I want to encourage everyone to consider incorporating a vintage car into their shoots.

There’s something undeniably captivating about vintage cars. They evoke a sense of timeless elegance and bring a touch of nostalgia to any setting. When you pair this with the backdrop of Wildwood, NJ, known for its mid-century hotels, you create an aesthetic that’s both romantic and stylish. The combination of these elements results in photos that are truly one-of-a-kind.

A Mid-Century Modern Dream

Wildwood’s mid-century hotels provide the perfect setting for a photoshoot featuring a vintage car. As someone obsessed with mid-century modern design, I find the clean lines, bold colors, and retro vibes of these locations incredibly inspiring. The juxtaposition of a beautifully restored vintage car against the backdrop of these iconic hotels creates a visual story that’s rich in character and charm.

Photographing on 35mm Film

For this particular shoot, I decided to use 35mm film, which adds a layer of authenticity and warmth to the photos. Film photography has a unique way of capturing light and texture, creating images that feel tangible and timeless. The subtle grain and soft tones of film complement the vintage aesthetic perfectly, making each photo a piece of art!

The vintage car from Starmist Rentals was the star of the show. Its polished exterior, classic lines, and intricate details added a touch of glamour to every shot. The couple looked absolutely adorable as they posed with the car, like I pulled them out of a time capsule.

Why You Should Consider a Vintage Car for Your Shoot

  1. Timeless Elegance: Vintage cars bring a classic and timeless feel to your photos, ensuring they remain stylish and relevant for years to come.
  2. Unique Experience: Incorporating a vintage car makes your engagement shoot stand out, creating a memorable experience that you’ll cherish.
  3. Versatile Settings: Whether in front of mid-century hotels like Wildwood or another picturesque location, vintage cars enhance the overall aesthetic and provide so many more photo opportunities.
  4. Personal Touch: Choosing a car that resonates with your personal style and story adds a meaningful layer to your engagement photos, making them even more special.

If you’re planning your engagement shoot and looking for a way to make it extraordinary, I highly recommend renting a vintage car. It will elevate your photos, creating a timeless, fun feel. Reach out to Starmist Rentals here and let’s create some magic together with a beautiful vintage car as your backdrop.

An Engagement Shoot with a Vintage Car on Film

June 27, 2024

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